Hiccups! (Hardcover)

By Holly Sterling

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847807861, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/5/2016)
Paperback (1/5/2017)

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A charming and very young picture book about a small child and her pet dog. When the dog gets hiccups the child tries everything to cure them, but nothing works until she brings out her favorite cat costume. And that does the trick . . . Or does it? Turn the page and . . . HIC! Now the child has hiccups. There are lots of fun noises to make and say in this perfect book to share with a toddler from a talented young artist.

About the Author

Holly Sterling was born in Dublin and grew up in southern England. She studied Illustration and Design at the University of Sunderland, and is currently studying for an MFA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Illustration Prize in 2013, and winner of the Seven Stories/Frances Lincoln Illustration Competition in 2012. Holly also competes for her country in karate; she is a double National Champion and Gold and Bronze medallist from the WSKA World Championships. She lives near Sunderland. '15 Things Not to do with a Baby' was her first published picture book. Her second book, 'Hiccups!', will be published by Frances Lincoln in 2016.

Praise For Hiccups!

"Brown-skinned Ruby is a picture of pure child exuberance as she invents creative and unusual ways to find a cure....No one ever enjoys this particular affliction...but young listeners will still gleefully "Hic! Hic!" hiccup along - Kirkus Reviews

"Ruby and Oscar are delightful characters who are brought to life with vivid watercolor and pencil illustrations. Emerging readers will enjoy Sterling's playful use of language. Ruby's and Oscar's expressive faces will also encourage children to decode new words and phrases. Verdict - A fun and lively read-aloud that will enchant preschoolers and engage even emerging readers - School Library Journal